I’ve never been a fan of Adam Sandler’s movies. So I was surprised to find myself actually enjoying his latest movies from Disney, Bedtime Stories. While the premise and idea behind the whole film is rather silly, this is a movie that is safe for families to watch together. Even with a number of fart and booger jokes, the overall comedic scope is clean and safe.
Boasting a wide range of acting talent, the film stars Adam Sandler, Courtney Cox Arquette (Friends, the Scream trilogy), Guy Pearce (L.A. Confidential, Momento), Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess), Keri Russell (Felicity, August Rush), Richard Griffiths (Naked Gun 2 ½: The Smell of Fear, Sleepy Hollow), Russell Brand (Forgetting Sarah Marshall), Jonathan Pryce (Tomorrow Never Dies), and Rob Schneider (Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, The Hot Chick).
It’s a high-energy movie that has pretty decent special effects and you can tell the actors had a fun time acting goofy in front of the camera. Directed by Adam Shankman (Bringing Down the House, Hairspray), Bedtime Stories has both an edge and a heart.
The DVD version of the film has the same special features as its Blu-ray counterpart. Here’s what you get:
Until Gravity Do Us Part
A behind-the-scenes look at the special effects used in the film.
To All The Little People
Interviews with the two kids (Jonathan Morgan Heit and Laura Ann Kesling) who play Adam Sandler’s niece and nephew in the movie.
The art of training a guinea pig to do tricks and what it takes to work with one on a movie set.
Laughter Is Contagious: Outtakes
Pretty good outtakes, wish there were more.
Cutting Room Floor: Deleted Scenes
Dylan & Cole Sprouse: Blu-Ray Is Suite!
The brothers from The Suite Life of Zack and Cody talk about the wonders of the new Blu-ray technology. I guess the casts of High School Musical and Hannah Montana were busy.
Bedtime Stories dreams up a B+. I think they could have gone farther with the concept. I guess we’ll see if Eddie Murphy’s new movie, Imagine That, takes it to the next level. My guess is it won’t.